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MBAC Exhibition: Mare Vitalis

January 17 – March 22, 2020

The Manhattan Beach Art Center (MBAC) presents the Opening Reception: Mare Vitalis on Friday, January 17 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The importance of the sea in maritime communities is evident in the work of three painters: Alex Weinstein, Wendy Stillman, and Marlene Yamada. Their work spans from abstract to representational, and the idea of ocean is represented through specific cultural references, philosophical theories about nature and beauty, and the physicality and motion of water.

This event is FREE to attend and all are welcome!

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.citymb.info/departments/parks-and-recreation/cultural-arts/exhibitions.

Habitat California – Flora & Fauna

February 8 – April 18, 2020

The Palos Verdes Art Center presents Habitat California: Flora & Fauna February 8 through April 18.

Habitat California: Flora & Fauna is an invitational and juried exhibition featuring the plants and wildlife of California in the shifting ecosystems they inhabit. The exhibition presents over 80 works of art in wide-ranging styles and media, including plein air landscape paintings, botanical drawings, and sculpture as well as video and internet art. Topics include:

* Continuing the California Landscape and California Impressionist traditions
* The intersections of urban, suburban, and wildlife habitats
* The effects of climate change on wildlife and botanical habitat and species
* Explorations in new media featuring California flora and fauna and their ecosystems

Contemporary works will be accompanied by historic botanicals and paintings by noted California artists. The Juror is Tulsa Kinney, editor and co-founder of Artillery, a contemporary art magazine based in Los Angeles established in 2006.

ESMoA Experience #45: STARDUST

February 13 – May 16, 2020

El Segundo Museum of Art presents Experience #45: STARDUST, opening on Thursday, February 13 at 1 p.m. and running through Saturday, May 16, 2020.

The new Experience 45: STARDUST will explore the different pathways of thinking. Art is a state of mind. Artworks are able to prime and inspire your brain activity. They can wake you up, where intuition has put you to sleep. Through STARDUST the visitor will experience the underlying laws of creative thinking. STARDUST is a backstage pass to the world of artistic stimulation and a showcase of the power of an artist collective.

The ESMoA Experience Award recipient for STARDUST is Rachel Reid, a Los Angeles based artist, transforming stardust into a sequence of ceramic variations.

As always, admission is FREE!

Seniors Art Group

February 15 – March 21, 2020

The Manhattan Beach Community Counsel and the Beach Cities Health District are again offering the Seniors Art Group every Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. from February 15 through March 21 at the Manhattan Beach Community Church Assembly Hall Building.

This group is designed to offer seniors in the South Bay community a place to come together to create, reflect and have fun. The group will be facilitated by art therapists and will include various projects using a variety of art materials.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for March

March 1 – 31, 2020

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy offers a calendar full of special events and monthly activities.

One of the South Bay’s best kept secrets is the surprising amount of natural habitat to be found in the area and it is the mission of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to “preserve land and restore habitat for the enjoyment and education of all.”

For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://pvplc.org/ or call (310) 541-7613.

Check out what’s on tap for March….

Special Events

Redondo Beach Library Activities for March *CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 13, 2020*

March 1 – 31, 2020

The Redondo Beach Library offers a variety of activities for all ages including music, writing, dance, language, reading, crafts and more!

A few require registration but all of them are FREE!

Redondo Beach Main Library is located at 303 North Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Telephone: 310 318-0675

Redondo Beach North Branch Library is located at 2000 Artesia Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278. Telephone: 310 318-0677

For additional information on Library programs and services, please call (310) 318-0675, option 5 for Adult or Teen Programs, (310) 318-0675, option 6 for Children’s Programs or visit the website at http://www.redondo.org/library.

Check out the March Calendar of Events listed below, or click on the flyer, print it and stick it on the fridge as a reminder!

The Winter Show @ PVAC

December 6 – January 18, 2020

The Palos Verdes Art Center presents The Winter Show opening December 6 and running through January 18.

The Winter Show is a juried, all-media exhibition hosted by and open for submission only to members of the Palos Verdes Art Center’s eight active artists’ groups: Artists Open Group, Pacific Arts Group, Paletteers, Palos Verdes Painters, Peninsula Artists, Photographic and Digital Artists, The Artist’s Studio, and Third Dimension.

The People’s Choice Award of $200, will be chosen by popular ballot during the opening reception on December 6. The winner will be announced in the Main Gallery at 8:30 p.m. Refreshments provided by The Circle.

Pastel Society Members Exhibition

November 9 – 23, 2019

The Pastel Society of Southern California hosts the annual Members Exhibition November 9 through November 23 at Riviera UMC.

The show features paintings by nationally recognized pastel artists, as well as local PSSC members from the South Bay and the greater Southern California area. There are nearly 50 high quality framed artworks on display, all of which are available for purchase.

“The PSSC was founded in 2009 by a dozen dedicated artists,” said President Otto Sturcke, “And now features MORE THAN 200 members with the goal to educate and illuminate the magic of pastel painting.” The PSSC is a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies.

ESMoA Experience #43: PLANT

October 24, 2019 – January 25, 2020

ESMoA is excited to present Experience 43: PLANT opening on Thursday, October 24, 2019 and running through January 25, 2020.

PLANT invites visitors to peek inside the studio of Amely Spoetzl, as well as explore her artworks, urban interventions, photographs, drawings, sculptures and more. Photographs of her artworks are created in collaboration with Bernd Zoellner.

The Experience will include an interactive component Thicket, where the visitor can actively contribute to its formation using drawing tools created by the artist.

The ESMoA Experience Award recipient for PLANT is Jasmine Nyende, a LA-based new media artist, whose work includes poetry, fiber art and experimental performance.

The Great Pumpkin Hunt

September 13 – November 30, 2019

The South Coast Botanic Garden hosts The Great Pumpkin Hunt daily through November 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrate autumn with this perfect fall excursion in the Garden! Search for pumpkins while enjoying the Garden’s 87 acres. This annual tradition will have you exploring picturesque areas of the Garden in search of hidden pumpkins leading you to the unexpected. Bring your cameras and cell phones for plenty of fall photo opportunities along the way. Walking shoes, sunscreen and water bottles recommended. The hunt is family-friendly, imaginative, adventurous, and will require some hiking through the nature trails.

Admission is free for Members. For nonmembers, the event is included with General Garden Admission. Advance tickets are strongly encouraged.

Cory Brennan, Hermosa Beach Summer Series

Augst 1, 2019

Listen to The South Bay Show: South Bay Spotlight!

Our guest this morning is Cory Brennan, Founder/CEO of 5B Artist + Media. Cory and his team are are producing the Hermosa Beach Summer Series which will take place over two weekends in August (17/18 & 24/25) on the beach south of the Hermosa Pier. The series will include concerts, movies, comedians and other entertainment, and this year, for the very first time, there will be a beer garden.

Listen to the program live at 8 a.m. or at your leisure at https://www.blogtalkradio.com/thesouthbayshow

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Discover Manhattan Beach

July 12 – September 29 2019

The Manhattan Beach Art Center presents the Discover Manhattan Beach on display July 12 through September 29.

Celebrate national Parks & Rec Month and discover everything Manhattan Beach has to offer! Revel in leisure, hidden gems and hot spots through the eyes and lenses of local artists. Enjoy original artwork by the community in a variety of mediums that shows what makes the City an enchanting place to live and visit.

This exhibition is a portrait of Manhattan Beach and its progressive, laid back lifestyle familiar to all.

ESMoA Experience #41: OZ

June 13 – September 21, 2019

El Segundo Museum of Art presents Experience 41:​ OZ​ from June 13 through September 21.  

Experience 41: OZ invites visitors to immerse themselves in the world of Oz created by storyteller L. Frank Baum. OZ is organized by Jeff Cason with curatorial support by Barbara Boehm and Eugenia Torre.

This Experience will feature over 80 artworks and artifacts from the original book and its inspired stories. On display will be all 40 books in the Oz series as well as original and rare framed illustrations by the Oz illustrators, W. W. Denslow, John R. Neill and more.

Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening for Keller Williams Riviera

June 7, 2019

The Redondo Beach Chamber will host a Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening for the new Keller Williams location on Friday, June 7 at 4:30 p.m. in Riviera Village.

The community is invited to stop by and check out the new office. It’s also First Friday in the Village, with live music, dining specials and fantastic shopping…. lots of shopping! If you plan to have dinner in one of the local restaurants, you should probably make a reservation!

This event is FREE to attend.

For additional information, visit the website at http://web.redondochamber.org/events/Ribbon-Cutting-and-Grand-Opening-of-Keller-Williams-Riviera-2579/details.

The XXL Show

April 27 – May 27, 2019

Destination: Art presents the The XXL Show opening on Saturday, April 27 and running through Memorial Day.

It’s not only the first big art exhibition of 2019, it is also the first BIG ART show at the non-profit studio and gallery. Art lovers, collectors, and the curious are invited to attend this special show and sale, celebrating larger pieces by local artists. The public will enjoy the variety of art in the Studio and Gallery that can become a centerpiece of one’s home or office.

“Our patrons have been asking us for a show of large art pieces for some time,” says Dave Wolfram, Destination: Art President and one of the founding studio artists. “We’re happy to accommodate their many requests with pieces that have pushed our studio and gallery artists to new boundaries.”

Destination: Art also welcomes new artists to the Gallery – Doug Castleman and Lynn Mikami — who will be on hand at the Gala Reception.